Through Amrita University, Embracing the World’s volunteer researchers are breaking new ground in a broad range of highly specialized fields. Spanning a diverse array of disciplines including nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and satellite-enabled software solutions, the projects share a single goal: to harness the power of modern technology to provide effective, targeted aid to communities and individuals in crisis.
Embracing the World is a not-for-profit international collective of charities founded by our Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). Embracing the World exists to help alleviate the burden of the world’s poor through helping to meet each of their five basic needs – food, shelter, education, healthcare and livelihood – wherever and whenever possible.
Through Amrita School of Biotechnology, Embracing the World volunteer researchers are developing state-of-the-art, cost-effective, automated biomedical devices. The Center is currently working on a high-quality, low-cost automated insulin pump designed for the precise, personalized and continuous delivery of insulin in a subcutaneous manner. Simultaneously, attempts to develop an amperometric glucose sensor are also in progress. Together, the two devices when introduced into the field will allow for low-income diabetes patients to monitor and regulate their insulin levels in an easy and affordable manner.